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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Rescue League of Boston

A champion for animals

three stars

88.74

10 Chandler Street Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 426-9170   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103714

Board Leadership
Malcolm G. McDonald
Chair

CEO
Mary Nee
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.74 three stars
  Financial 84.08 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We are an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.

Our vision is to confront animal cruelty and neglect at its root causes. Through programs, services and facilities focused on accessible animal care, public advocacy, and sustained anti-cruelty efforts, we will be a resource for people and an unwavering champion for animals most in need.

Our focus will be to meet people and animals where they are, bringing veterinary and wellness services directly to those who need it most, so that animals are safe and healthy living in community and out of shelters. We will align our resources to support this vision through a coordination of existing programs and the development of new, community-based services.

The impact of our work will be seen in the lives of animals most in need across Massachusetts with the greatest effect in our primary service areas of Greater Boston, Eastern Massachusetts and the Cape Cod regions.

We are an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.

Our vision is to confront animal cruelty and neglect at its root causes. Through programs, services and facilities focused on accessible animal care, public advocacy, and sustained anti-cruelty efforts, we will be a resource for people and an unwavering champion for animals most in need.

Our focus will be to meet people and animals where they are, bringing veterinary and wellness services directly to those who need it most, so that animals are safe and healthy living in community and out of shelters. We will align our resources to support this vision through a coordination of existing programs and the development of new, community-based services.

The impact of our work will be seen in the lives of animals most in need across Massachusetts with the greatest effect in our primary service areas of Greater Boston, Eastern Massachusetts and the Cape Cod regions.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of animals receiving subsidized or free spay/neuter services
4,855
Number of veterinary field clinics held
38
Number of animals spayed and neutered
6,426
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 21.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.52
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Boston (MA) 88.74 three stars
Dutchess County SPCA (NY) 85.23 three stars
Oshkosh Area Humane Society (WI) 86.08 three stars
Pennsylvania SPCA (PA) 91.59 four stars
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (CA) 91.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,586,577
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $58,165
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,644,742
   Program Service Revenue $2,977,710
Total Primary Revenue $8,622,452
   Other Revenue $3,779,323
TOTAL REVENUE $12,401,775
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,655,696
   Administrative Expenses $2,194,694
   Fundraising Expenses $686,392
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,536,782
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,864,993
   
Net Assets $94,717,274

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Animal Care and Adoption $3,583,786 46.8%
Veterinary Services $2,549,369 33.3%
Animal Protection $965,175 12.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 88.74 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 86.86 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 85.47 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 84.82 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.58 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 79.89 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 80.32 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 79.90 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.03 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 80.14 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.00 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 84.42 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 87.31 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.29 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 79.53 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 80.70 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 77.51 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 74.37 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2103714
Name in IRS Master File ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BOSTON
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$255,614 2.42% Mary Nee President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Boston (MA) 88.74 three stars
Potter League for Animals (RI) 88.54 three stars
New Hampshire Humane Society (NH) 89.71 three stars
Animal Protective Association of Missouri (MO) 96.79 four stars
Bucks County SPCA (PA) 91.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler Street
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 426-9170
fax: (617) 426-3028
EIN: 04-2103714

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Board Leadership

Malcolm G. McDonald
Chair

CEO

Mary Nee
President

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